COVID vaccination clinic available in Highland Park through SAY Detroit

People must be 65 and older or a first responder to receive vaccine

DETROIT – Seniors and first responders living in Highland Park do not have access to the Detroit Health Department’s vaccine program.

That is because the less than 3-square-mile city is its own jurisdiction.

UPDATE Tuesday morning: Due to the hazardous weather conditions, the vaccination clinic will be rescheduled to next Tuesday, Feb. 23 -- time will be the same: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

On Monday, the vaccines are coming to them with the help of Mitch Albom.

When Albom’s charity SAY Detroit opened a clinic in 2006 he didn’t think they would end up being on the frontlines of a pandemic.

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They’ve had to overcome all the federal hurdles to get here. The biggest of course is getting the vaccine, but starting Tuesday they will be able to get needles into arms.

Through an initiative of the Wayne County Health Department, doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have become available for people in Highland Park and Hamtramck at the SAY Detroit family health clinic.

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